Introducing the All New KIA Niro, a Hybrid Utility Vehicle for a New Era

The all new KIA Niro had its world premiere at the Chicago Motor Show in February 2016, and it’s been eagerly awaited ever since. On sale from 8th August, this brand new hybrid comes in four derivatives, and it has a lot to show off. Here, it makes its Snows debut…

The KIA Niro coveys a striking silhouette. Sculpted for the modern world, KIA’s all new hybrid utility vehicle (HUV) is designed with sophistication. It’s a hybrid externally and internally; described as a “crossover” by Auto Express, it features 16” or 18” alloy wheels and an aerodynamic body which will make it seem like you can glide through traffic.

The brand new powertrain consists of a new 1.6 litre, 104bhp internal combustion engine specifically designed for use in hybrid vehicles. This is combined with a 43.5bhp electric motor, driving through a six speed double-clutch automatic transmission. These units work together in order to provide an effective and comfortable drive, providing up to 74.3 miles per gallon, with CO2 emissions from just 88g/km. There’s also regenerative braking, which stores energy in the batteries for later use. Plus, the new Niro comes with Kia’s seven year or 100,000 mile warranty (subject to wear and tear conditions): the best on any hybrid available in Britain.

You could become a proud owner of the new Niro from just £21,295 – and with flexible finance solutions available at Snows Kia through Kia Motors Finance, driving away in your dream vehicle has never been simpler. Neil McCue, Group Board Director with responsibility for the KIA brand, reported, ‘Thanks to the new Niro, Snows KIA customers in Basingstoke and Guildford will now be able to benefit from a model with high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. Economical and environmentally friendlier than traditionally fuelled vehicles, the Niro also comes with an impressive technology specification which our expert sales teams will be delighted to demonstrate to our customers’.

The new Niro includes the latest connectivity features such as wireless smartphone charging and Android Auto, which links Android smartphones to Google Maps navigation, Google Play music, and hands-free ability – a first for Kia. For journey safety, there’s also Advanced Smart Cruise Control (your Niro will automatically adjust its speed to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles), Lane Keep Assist System (which issues a warning if the Niro thinks you may be drifting), and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert System (the Niro notifies of any vehicles in your blind spot), amongst others.

To discover more about the range of features present in the Niro, take a look at our dedicated Kia Niro page here. Alternatively, if you’d like to get in touch with Snows KIA to book a test drive or enquire further, you can contact us using the details found here.


Snows Group has two Kia dealerships, located in Basingstoke and Guildford. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.

Author: Charlotte Saunders

Please contact Charlotte Saunders using Charlotte.Saunders@snowsgroup.co.uk or 02380 707750 with all press enquiries.

Posted on 26/07/2016 by Snows in Kia with no comments